Nowadays, many people know how to do their own hard drive repair when needed. What is DIY? It means “Do It Yourself”. Maybe not so professionally, but the idea of how it can be done is there. The Internet world has various websites, just like YouTube, where it can show you information on checking or diagnosing ways to have a healthy hard drive. Some symptoms for possible hard drive damage are sudden shutdowns or improper shutdown of computers, brownouts or power shortages/outages or surges, and of course the age of your hard drive. Hard drives are not built to live a lifetime. We sometimes have bad habits in the proper use of our computer, just like shutting it down improperly. When in a hurry we simply close our laptops before even shutting it down properly and completely. During power outages, be sure to unplug your computer or laptop, as when the electricity comes back, there will definitely be a power surge which both the power outage and power surge are harmful to the computer and other electrical appliances and equipments. That I believe a lot of us already know. Hard drive repair can definitely be done by a professional on that area, like Computer Technicians or shops like this one. In addition, as users what we can do is take care of our drives and ensure proper usage.
Check This Before You Fix Your Hard Disk
I would like to share with you some tips on how to check your PC before doing a hard drive repair (a lot more is here). To do a hard disk repair you must first try the following steps to diagnose your hard drive. First, check on your computer or laptop’s BIOS settings to properly detect if there is a defective drive. The settings can possibly be changed due to constant usage. Do a CHKDSK to check if there are any bad sectors on your hard drive.
Open your CPU case and try to check if the ribbons are not loose and still properly in place. Because when the ribbons inside are not in place then the cards you put there, like the RAM, Modem, wireless LAN, video card, sound card, etcetera, all of these things won’t function properly. All those power cables must be intact in its place and not wiggling. Thoroughly check everything inside your CPU to ensure that it is all in its proper places and that the pins and cables are correctly in place. Check your PC’s battery too. If you feel courageous in getting your hard drive which looks like a disk, then try to shake it back and forth and listen if there is a clicking sound (as these are metal parts running together), if yes, then something is loose there. As a User, a basic know-how on small areas such as ↓ Read the rest of this entry…